I'm trying to familiarize myself with most of the graveyards in the city (quite a task!) so I went on a bit of a tear this weekend to check out various sites. All in all, I got to see six of them: Fernwood, Mikveh Israel (the one in West Philly), Friends Southwest Burial Ground, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Peace, and finally, Laurel Hill.
I'll be writing a bit more in depth about them in the next few days, but for now, I'll just say each was fascinating in their own way. Urban cemeteries are such an interesting juxtaposition--places of quiet and reflection in the middle of the hustle and bustle.